Coordinating Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S.
Navigating Timing, Grounds for Opposition, Discovery, and Amendments to Maximize Protection in Both Jurisdictions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide patent counsel with guidance for addressing post-grant patent oppositions in both Europe and the U.S. The panel will offer best practices for navigating the two systems to maximize patent protection in both jurisdictions.
- European and U.S. proceedings
- Key similarities
- Key differences
- Maintaining consistent positions while leveraging the procedures in each jurisdiction to maximize protection
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the grounds for opposing a patent in the U.S. and how do they differ from those in Europe?
- How will the differences relating to discovery and the use of expert testimony impact opposition strategy?
- What strategies should counsel employ to coordinate post-grant patent oppositions in Europe and the U.S.?
Michael J. Flibbert
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Mr. Flibbert has extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, focusing on district court litigation, appeals, and... | Read More
Mr. Flibbert has extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, focusing on district court litigation, appeals, and inter partes review (IPR) and other contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has successfully represented clients in patent disputes before federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, and the PTAB involving a range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, agriculture, and materials science. He also regularly counsels clients on patent issues, including infringement, validity, enforceability, and remedies.Close
Leythem A. Wall
European Patent Attorney
Mr. Wall’s practice involves patent drafting, prosecution, opinions on infringement and validity,... | Read More
Mr. Wall’s practice involves patent drafting, prosecution, opinions on infringement and validity, freedom-to-operate assessment, portfolio management, and UK and pan-European pre-litigation strategy including detailed advice on the proposed Unified Patent Court. He has extensive experience in European oppositions and appeals including representation in oral proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO). He has also successfully coordinated oppositions and appeals in China and India.Close